The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge . . . Our Family Contribution

So unless you’ve had your head well and truly buried in the sand over the last week or so you’ll most likely have seen any number of people tipping buckets of cold water over themselves in the name of raising awareness of “ALS” . . . well it worked as I had no idea what ALS actually was.  I had to Google it to discover that ALS is a degenerative condition also known as Motor Neurone Disease in the UK.  I’ve also seen people donating to Macmillian which doesn’t seem to have been the original intention but at the end of the day money raised for charity is money raised for charity right?

So after laughing at lots of friends soaking themselves (and maybe drooling over a topless David Beckham) the Ice Bucket Challenge made it’s way to the “We’re going on an adventure . . . ” household when Ben’s best friend Finley nominated him last night.  I told Ben this morning, showed him the videos and explained that Finn had said it was his turn next.  Ben spent the day plotting his nominations and was quite excited at prospect of being soaked when Daddy got home from work.  Of course the nominations followed a somewhat predictable pattern ending up in all three of us getting an icy cold drenching – we stopped short of involving Chloe as I think it was safe to say she’d have hated it!

Ben’s Ice Bucket Challenge 




Daddy’s Ice Bucket Challenge



Mummy’s Ice Bucket Challenge

So we’ve done our bit, soaked ourselves, made our nominations and will be texting ICED55 to 70070 to donate £5 to MND Association – Have you been nominated yet?


  1. August 22, 2014 / 8:03 am

    Looks like you had lots of fun 🙂

  2. August 22, 2014 / 8:06 am

    I've been nominated… But I just paid up! I'm recovering from a nasty chest infection and I'm not sure an icey shower would be a good idea just yet! Looks like you guys had fun 🙂

    • August 22, 2014 / 9:53 am

      Yes I'm pretty asthmatic so wasn't sure it was a great idea really – I didn't put any ice in lol x

  3. Mummy Melton
    August 22, 2014 / 9:07 am

    Well done :). I've dodged it so far, I hate being cold. Have donated instead 🙂 xx

  4. August 22, 2014 / 8:21 am

    Good work! So far I've dodged a nomination but just just donate and keep warm! Enjoyed David Beckham too!

  5. August 22, 2014 / 9:10 am

    That was fab! Your Ben is a little star, well done to your family for such a good cause. Hmmm I wonder if my teen might do it?
    Lorraine x

  6. August 22, 2014 / 9:42 am

    That looks so much fun, I'm loving watching these and such a good idea for you to put all the donation details on too – I'm secretly hoping to be nominated…is that weird?!!

  7. August 22, 2014 / 9:57 am

    Good in you for having a go! I think I would rather donate twice than actually do the challenge!! X

  8. August 25, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Well done you guys!! I hope everyone else is making donations too 🙂 x x x

  9. Cakesphotoslife
    August 27, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Well done, We have all done it also, I have donated to 3 charities so far, waiting for payday to donate to 2 more for the daddy and little man x

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